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To: Hodar
A previous article posted here detailed discussions within the church, where church officials were telling MARRIED women, who had HIV+ husbands, NOT to use condoms. The statements were that (paraphrasing) 'latex condoms have pores 10,000 times the size of the AIDS virus, thus condoms offer no protection from AIDS'. This statement is absurdly false, and the church's false information 'will' (as in definitely) cause the needless deaths of thousands.

Could you link the article or thread?

I would like to see it because I don't think the church has made such a statement.

Additionally, condoms may reduce the risk of AIDS transmission, however, this is meaningless. If they reduce the risk ro just 2% of unprotected sex, continous sex, with a condom, only delays the date of transmission it does not prevent it. In other words, if you keep indulging in behavior with a 2% risk factor each time you indulge, it is very likely your number will come up sooner or later.

19 posted on 12/03/2003 9:06:13 AM PST by CharacterCounts
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To: CharacterCounts
Could you link the article or thread?

No problem...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1001236/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1004364/posts
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1465326.stm
http://www.cathnews.com/news/310/53.php
http://www.guardian.co.uk/aids/story/0,7369,1059068,00.html

While I respect the church for recommending abstaining, to say that latex condoms are ineffectual against spreading AIDS is a bold faced lie. Condoms may be only ~2% effective; but seatbelts are far less effective in saving lives; yet only a fool would recommend never using one.

20 posted on 12/03/2003 9:35:39 AM PST by Hodar (With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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